A quick festive message to say: THANK YOU to all of you for following my journey this year and to everyone who has worked so hard to try and halt Brexit over the past few, weeks, months and years. The result of this month's General Election is sad and frustrating. It does not bear true witness to the … Continue reading Best wishes at the end of an eventful 2019
WELCOME BACK. This week MEP Life has been all about the 30th year since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In my previous life as a documentary producer, I was lucky enough to travel a bit; telling science stories that were exciting and often important. In 1991, not long after the Berlin Wall came down, … Continue reading MEP Life 20; Culture, Innovation, and toppling walls
Hello. It is wonderful to be back in Berlin. I have always appreciated the warmth with which I have been greeted when visiting Germany - and it has been no different today. So, thank you for inviting me to join this conference – and thank you for coming this evening. I am a newly elected … Continue reading Speech from Berlin Wall 30- on 6th November 2019
In October, I was delighted to welcome 24 apprentices from the South East of England to Brussels, along with an additional contingent from the East of England! These are young men and women who I hope will benefit from finding out opportunities that are available to them throughout the EU. It took a lot of … Continue reading The future looks bright with these promising apprentices, but we can make it brighter still!
Love music? Brexit will be a lose-lose for British bands, artists & festivals. Musicians need free movement rights & full Single Market access especially on tour. This weekend was enormous fun at Reading festival finding out what festival goers think about Europe and Brexit. What a complete pleasure. We met lively, positive kids who are completely ...
Fantastic news today. Jane Dodds and the local Liberal Democrat team just WON the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election! This result proves again that the Lib Dems are back and are a huge force to be reckoned with in British politics. We have burst Boris Johnson’s bubble in the first week of his premiership. We have … Continue reading **Lib Dems WIN in Brecon!**
The Brecon and Radnorshire by-election is this week Thursday, 1st August. Can you join us to help get out the vote TOMORROW, Wednesday 31st July? There is a real chance that we can steal this seat away from the Conservatives - but only if we get the vote out. Jane Dodds is a terrific … Continue reading Brecon & Radnor – Tomorrow, Weds 31st July
Today, Liberal Democrats in Westminster are tabling a bill to give local authorities more powers to issue fines to idling vehicles. The Bill will increase penalties for stationary vehicle idling offences, as well as increasing fines for those who repeatedly offend. In 2002 councils in England were given powers to serve fixed penalty notices of £20 … Continue reading World Environment Day – Lib Dems tackle air pollution crisis
With your support Remain parties, Lib Dems, Greens, SNP, Plaid and ChUK, all backers of a second referendum, polled 39.1%. No-dealers, Ukip and the Brexit Party achieved just 33.7%.
Report, below, courtesy of the Newbury Weekly News. Read in full, here: https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/27397/newbury-liberal-democrat-elected-to-the-european-parliament.html